Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, Honourable Minister for Communications and Digital Technology

Nigeria calls for citizens’ participation in creating brand, other elements for 60th Independence Anniversary

*Federal Government wants to take the opportunity to celebrate Nigeria’s strength as one indivisible country, says Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, Honourable Minister for Communications and Digital Technology

*Mouth-watering prizes await talented and creative Nigerians who can produce slogans, photographs, poems for fellow citizens to mark Nigeria @60 Anniversary

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

As Nigeria will be celebrating its Diamond Jubilee when it turns 60 years October 1, 2020, the Federal Government has called for active participation of the populace, saying that it is a day which reminds citizens about the dawn of the nation “we call our country populated by a diverse nation with resilient and hardworking people.”

Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, Honourable Minister for Communications and Digital Technology, who said this in a statement Friday, September 4, noted that Nigerians have gone far and wide, impacting their communities in particular and the world at large.

Pantami, who is the Chairman, Diamond/Innovation/Change Sub-Committee, Nigeria @60 Interministerial Committee, stated in order to celebrate Nigeria’s Diamond Jubilee, the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved an inclusive National Independence Celebration programme in line with COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

In an attempt to ensure inclusiveness, the Minister said that the thematic and creative aspects of the event would be designed by Nigerians for Nigeria.

The theme of the celebration is “Together at 60”, he noted.

As the saying goes, we are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. According to him, as the Federal Government, therefore, wants to take this opportunity to celebrate our strength as one indivisible country, there are mouth-watering prizes await talented and creative Nigerians who can produce slogans, photographs, and poems for fellow citizens to mark the country’s 60th Anniversary.

Also provide opportunity for Nigerians to choose their brand and harness the power of our creative minds to create other elements that will form the Brand of the Anniversary.

He said: “The Sub-Committee of the Interministerial Committee came up with a challenge in which they are looking for talented, critical thinking and creative individuals or teams to produce the slogan, photograph, and a poem for Nigerians to mark the country’s 60th Anniversary, from 1st October 2020 to 30th December 2021.”

In order to vote for the best brand and participate in the challenge, visit the challenge portal: https://nigeriaAt60.gov.ng.

He explained that the best brand and concept would be presented to His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, and will be used in celebrating Nigeria’s 60th Anniversary.

The winners will also receive prizes, in addition to being part of this epoch-making event, he stated.

Pantami added that as the country eagerly awaits the unveiling of the winning brand and other elements of the celebration, “we look forward to the active participation of all.”

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